The root cause of all disease
is a negative attitude about
taking care of yourself.
How do you define “taking care of yourself”?
Create a new self-care practice today.
Observe you comfort level when it comes to being good to yourself.
Discomfort is a wise teacher.
The Ayurvedic tradition of India teaches that the main reason we get sick can be reduced to a lazy or perverse mental attitude, which lead us to ignore the basic principle of good health.
That can mean not only eating the wrong foods and ignoring the cycles of nature, but also failing to control our negative emotions.
As we now know, thousands of years after the wisdom of Ayurveda was first gathered, the stress caused by anxiety, overwork, anger, and grief creates even more damage to the body than a poor or inapropriate diet.
The Greek Christian mystics believe that our negative traits and emotions, which they call “elementals,” accumulate around us and reinforce themselves, gathering ever more negative energy in a kind of downward spiral.
Yet even though we know better, we sometimes act as if we’re not worthy of a truly healthful, supportive life, as if we don’t deserve to be taken care of.
The cure is simple: Pay attention to everything you do that has the potential to affect your health, from food to stress.